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#PositiveYakima: Yakima Humane Society

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YAKIMA, WA- The Yakima Humane Society plays a vital role in the Yakima community, making sure every dog, cat and animal that comes through their doors finds a forever home. With the help of dozens of volunteers, staff, and animal control  YHS has helped saved over 5000 dogs in 2017 and as of right now they've already helped 3000 animals find homes. Yakima's shelter is the only open admission shelter throughout Yakima County, serving the areas of the Lower Valley all the way through Yakima. 

For anyone looking to purchase a animal through a breeder, consider all the homeless animals that are looking for families. "Every animal deserves a chance. If there is a stray we will make sure it has a warm bed, food, and eventually fins a loving home," says transfer and outreach coordinator Annie Flores. Before adopting an animal through the humane society you should check their online database to see what is available. Also it's important to consider your family and home situation. 

if you decide on adopting through the Yakima Humane Society the process is fairly simple and takes about 35 minutes once you find your furever friend. If you are a renter, they do ask for proof you can keep an animal at your home. If the animal is spayed and micro chipped, they can go home with you that same day. Adoption fees range from $100-250. 

For anyone that can't take a pet home at the moment, they are always looking for volunteers, donations, and foster families to take in young puppies and kittens.  For more information head over to http://www.yakimahumane.org/

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